GARBA JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): By an originating summons in the Federal High Court, Lagos, the respondents who were former employees of the appellant (the respondent) sought from that court , the following declarations and orders:-
“1. An order of mandamus directed to the respondent directing it to pay to the applicants forthwith all accrued pensions calculated with effect from 1st January, 1997 on emoluments currently earned by their serving counterparts as prescribed A under the Federal Government policy on Harmonisation of Pensions and subsequently all such pensions as and when due.
A declaration that on a true construction of (a) Federal Government White Paper Ref: No. AFNC/86/2/376 dated 7th
October, 1997, (b) Federal Government Circulars Ref: No. 136321/S/T3/105 dated 30th January, 1997 and B3216/S.1/ T3/124 dated7th January, 1998 the appellants are entitled under the Federal Government Policy on Harmonisation of Pensions to payment of such pensions as are based with…